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ALIMA’s Board of Directors

ALIMA’s Association members elect its Board of Directors and has a right to vote at the General Assembly meetings.

ALIMA’s Board of Directors is currently composed of 22 humanitarian experts from various backgrounds: medical, epidemiology, finance and administration and security. Members of the Board were selected based on their leadership positions in their respective fields. They come from a variety of organizations and include representatives from our partner NGOs.

ALIMA’s Board of Directors should consist of no more than 23 elected members and three appointed members. Their term of office lasts three years and they can be re-elected. The Board of Directors shall choose from among its members a team composed of: a President, a Vice-president, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Deputy Secretary, if necessary.

The current members of the Board of Directors were elected at the General Assembly held in October 2023.

Dr. Richard Kayembe Kojan

Dr. Richard Kojan is an anesthesiologist and intensive care unit physician. He graduated from the University of Kinshasa, before working in the public and private sectors. He began his humanitarian career with international organizations, first in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and then as an expatriate for about 10 years. He joined ALIMA in 2010 in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, where he worked on a surgical project for the injured. He then held several positions as intensive care medical consultant, medical coordinator, head of mission and medical desk manager. His field of expertise is intensive care. He has been President of ALIMA since 2015.

Dr Oummani ROUAFI
Vice President

Dr. Oummani Rouafi is a humanitarian coordinator. He holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Bamako and a Master’s degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He joined ALIMA in 2011 and has held various operational positions, such as Emergency Coordinator, Medical Coordinator, Clinical Study Manager and Head of Mission. He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2013 and was Vice-President from 2015 to 2018. He is currently Vice-President of the Board.

Augustin AUGIER 

A graduate of a business school, Augustin Augier began his professional career in M&A consulting, and then in the National Assembly in a parliamentary group. He joined MSF in 2005, for a three-year mission, as project coordinator in conflict-affected areas. In 2009, he was appointed CEO of ALIMA, a position he held for several years. He was one of the founding members of ALIMA in 2009, and later became the Exective Director of ALIMA. He is currently a member of the College of Founders of the ALIMA Foundation and General Delegate of Europe Ecologie Les Verts.

Nicolas MOULY 
Deputy Secretary

Nicolas Mouly graduated in international law and political science in 2014, and joined ALIMA the same year. He started with field missions during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea in early 2015. After several missions as project coordinator and emergency coordinator, notably in Nigeria, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he served as head of the emergency and country openings department at the Dakar headquarters from October 2019 to July 2022. After his return to  France, Nicolas continued to work as an emergency response coordinator, and security and access consultant. He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in October 2023.


Marc SAUVAGNAC has extensive experience in non-profit organizations. A graduate of a DESS (Master 2) at the Sorbonne and also trained at HEC business school, he worked in the private sector before joining Médecins Sans Frontières France. He is the CEO of France’s National Sea Rescue Society. He has been a part of the ALIMA Board of Directors since 2014, initially as a member, then as Vice President, and now as Treasurer.

Members of the Board of Directors

Liesbeth Aelbrecht 

Liesbeth Aelbrecht has spent most of her professional career in the medical and humanitarian field. She was born and raised in Belgium where she obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Louvain. She started with Médecins Sans Frontières in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has held multiple positions within the organization, including in Somalia, Guatemala, South Sudan, Honduras, Myanmar, Kenya, and Mexico and as the Executive Director of MSF Switzerland. She recently helped ALIMA develop its presence in East Africa. She is currently employed as a medical humanitarian consultant.

Dr Chantal Félicité Gamba

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Dr. Chantal Félicité Gamba first worked in the private and public sectors before joining humanitarian organizations Médecins d’Afrique and Médecins Sans Frontières in 1999. Since 2002, she has been working internationally with MSF. She has held several positions in the field: attending physician, physician in charge of activities, project coordinator, medical coordinator and head of mission. From 2012 to the present, she has divided her time between MSF headquarters and the field, holding various positions: Desk and cell doctor, focal point in the medical department for the organization of the medical pathway, doctor in charge of the health of the field teams and medical coordinator. She has been a member of the ALIMA Board of Directors since October 2021.

Maurice Some

A Special Education Inspector and Senior Social Work Executive, Maurice Some holds a double master’s degree from the University of Rouen in NGO and Association Management, and in Engineering and Training Consulting. He also holds a certificate in child protection and rights from the IDE. For 25 years, he has worked with several development and emergency organizations including Burkinabe Red Cross and Hunger Free World. He is an expert in strategic planning, management, and community leadership, and is skilled in capacity building for groups and associations.

Nicolas Chaltier 

Nicolas Chaltiel is a Human Resources professional. With two Masters degrees in human resources management, he has a multi-disciplinary background combining headhunting expertise and human resources management. He has gained experience in a wide range of environments, from the humanitarian to the private sector. Between 2013 and 2016, Nicolas was a member of ALIMA’s Executive Committee and has since joined the Board of Directors. He was Secretary from 2019 to October 2023. He is currently in charge of the Member participation/associational life committee.

Dr Lamine Kolle

Dr. Lamine Kolle is a surgeon with a doctorate in general medicine from the University of Niamey and a master’s degree in project management and hospital management. He has also completed numerous specialized surgical training in several teaching hospitals. At Montpellier 1 University, he specializes in vascular surgery. Dr. Kolle has worked as a surgeon for various international NGOs, including ALIMA, in Niger and Mali. He is also President of the Association Well Being of Women and Children in Niger (BEFEN).

Dr Amadou Dia

Dr. Amadou Dia is a medical researcher with a Master 2 in Health and Population and a PhD in Public Health. He is a research fellow at the National Institute of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Mali. He has clinical and administrative experience at all levels of the health pyramid in Mali, participates in design, planning, research and training activities of the Malian Department of Health, and is involved in teaching Public Health, notably at the Faculty of Medicine in Bamako.
He has been a member of the Board of the NGO AMCP-SP in Mali since 2012. It is within this framework that he joined the board of ALIMA in 2020.

Aimé Makiméré

Aimé Makimere holds a nurse diploma. Aimé works as a coordinator for humanitarian projects. He has worked for many years with international medical humanitarian NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontières and ALIMA. He joined ALIMA’s board of directors in 2020 as a representative of the Chadian NGO Alerte Santé.

Grace Loubassou

Grace LOUBASSOU, graduated in Media and Political Communication from Sciences Po Paris and an Executive Education at HEC. In 2014, she joined Sephora as an assistant in the HR-Diversity division. She joined the Canal+International teams, in the corporate department in 2017 as head of institutional relations. Passionate about the media, she is the voice of the group. Since 2019, added to her portfolio is the management of societal projects such as the project to support the most fragile “ORPHEE”. With a good knowledge of French-speaking African countries, Grâce Loubassou leads CANAL+’s institutional and CSR activities in Africa. She is also a local councilor in Normandy and is part of the ALIMA ambassadors network.

Pauline Michavila


Pauline Michavila, who holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Management from the ESCD 3A School of Business and Development, joined ALIMA in its early days in 2011. At ALIMA, after an initial stint at the head office, she managed field operations for several years, first in support positions in coordination, then as project coordinator and emergency coordinator. She then moved to the operational headquarters in Dakar, where she supported all medical-operational teams in the Operations Department. After more than 10 years of working in humanitarian organizations, most of them with ALIMA, Pauline is currently based in France and is Co-General Manager of CartONG.

Dr Nafissa Moustapha Dan-Bouzou

Dr. Nahissa Moustapha Dan-Bouzoua holds a doctorate in medicine and a master’s degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium. Bouzoua capitalizes on more than 20 years of experience in the medical humanitarian sector, mainly at Médecins Sans Frontières and ALIMA, working at headquarters and in the field in several countries. In addition to providing technical expertise to the country teams, Dr. Moustapha Dan-Bouzoua has contributed greatly to the empowerment of the field teams, local NGOs, and other partners in an approach to skills transfer and strengthening the resilience of local actors. Strengthening health systems and improving the quality of care are central themes of his interventions.

Diane Mukundji Tshimanga

Diane Mukundji Tshimanga holds a certificate of training in applied English language, Logistics, and Security Management from the INSO. With more than 15 years of experience, she has held various positions of responsibility within international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies including UNDP. Currently based at ALIMA’s operational headquarters in Dakar, Diane is interested in gender issues, diversity, and the evolution of women’s leadership in international solidarity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Bunmi Ode

Pediatrician Dr. Bunmi Ode holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Lagos and a master’s degree in international public health from the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique. She specialized in pediatrics at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and then in pediatric intensive care at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. After spending several years in the United States and Nigeria as a resuscitation pediatrician at Cooper University Hospital and as Director of intensive care operations at Hospitals for Humanity, Dr. Ode joined ALIMA in 2019 as a pediatric referent.

Oussoumana Sawadogo

Dr. Oussoumana Sawadogo holds a doctorate in Education Science with a specialization in Peace Education from the University of Rwanda, and is General Coordinator of the NGO KEOOGO. He is an Associate Justice at the Ouagadougou Court of Appeal in Burkina-Faso. Dr. Sawadogo is also an associate researcher at the National Center for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST) in Burkina-Faso. He was awarded the 10th Grand Prix Francophone International en Education Pour la Promotion de la Santé. Dr. Sawadogo is currently ALIMA’s deputy country representative in Burkina-Faso. On the ALIMA Board of Directors, he heads the Operational Risk Management Committee.

Nadège Karo N’zue

Nadège N’zue Karo, a graduate of the Health Workers Training Institute in Abidjan, has worked for many years with humanitarian organizations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save The Children in her home country, Côte d’Ivoire. After three years of public service, she started working with ALIMA in January 2016. She has also worked for ALIMA as a midwife manager and as a trainer in emergency obstetric care for newborns in the Central African Republic.

Frédéric Lemoine

Frédéric Lemoine is a business leader. A graduate of HEC business school, he began his career after graduating from ENA as a finance inspector. He subsequently worked for the French administration and major companies. Between 1995 and 1997, he was in charge of hospital reform, and from 2002 to 2004 he was Deputy Secretary General of the Elysée Palace. Chairman of Wendel’s Board of directors from 2009 to 2017, Frédéric Lemoine has headed his own investment company, Allegro Cantabile, since 2018. He also advises the President of Meridiam on infrastructure investment strategy. Frédéric Lemoine has always devoted part of his time to charitable and humanitarian activities, notably in Vietnam, where he ran a heart surgery hospital. He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in 2018, served as Treasurer from 2019 to 2023, and is one of the eight co-founders of the ALIMA Foundation.

Dr. Mahamadou DOUTCHI

In 2016, Dr. Doutchi participated in the opening of the Rift Valley fever treatment center in Tchintabaraden, Niger, and in the implementation of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Niger and Mali. He opened a Lassa fever treatment center and a P4 laboratory in Nigeria in 2017. He also participated in the implementation of the Zinder Region response plan against COVID 19 in 2020.  A specialist in infectious diseases, Dr. Doutchi has conducted, published and presented a number of studies and research projects in the fields of malaria, bacterial, and viral infections. He has served as medical coordinator and head of mission for ALIMA and MSF.He joined the ALIMA Board of Directors in October 2023.